If Mexico is going to take its place as a prosperous country in a globalized world, it will have to invest both political capital and money to build a criminal justice system that will apply the rule of law against violence and corruption.
A new poll released this week shows just how close Venezuela is to the brink.
US policy toward Cuba is no longer about what’s good for the Cuban people. It’s about what will placate an anti-American regime that has held power by brute force for over 55 years.
Under Chávez and now Maduro, Venezuela’s ruling regime has been active in supporting transnational criminal organizations that traffic drugs, spread violence and sow instability throughout the region.
President Obama should denounce the corrupt Maduro regime instead of throwing it a lifeline.
In the fight against transnational organized crime in Latin America, the damage done to US security and interests in its own hemisphere is overwhelming.
More bad news for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the ruling Workers’ Party, as authorities arrested a powerful political chieftain – José Dirceu, former chief of staff to ex-president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva.
Transnational organized crime, in some cases abetted by lawless Latin American regimes, threatens US security. The US needs to expose organized-crime conspirators, rally support for the rule of law, and reinvigorate antidrug cooperation.
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